Chapter 8 Question 5

5. Why is version control important to teams?

It is often difficult to see exactly how a document should look when you starting. Sometimes you get multiple paths, and people want to explore and experiment with diverse choices. Version control makes it easy to track all of the branches and changes, and revert back if something does not work, or pick up features from one branch and incorporate them into a different one. You can do all of this by hand, but it requires careful documentation, and recording multiple copies of documents. Version control automates much of this process.